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Chad Farhat
Chad Farhat, ASE Certified Technician A6 - Electrical / Electronic systems A7 Heating / Air conditioning systems
Category: Lexus
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Experience:  Owner at Carolina Auto Service & Sales , 20 years Experience in Foreign & Domestic Vehicles
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Oh, there is a squeak coming from the engine compartment, I

Customer Question

oh, there is a squeak coming from the engine compartment, I believe it is the power steering belt
JA: When was the fluid last checked? Have you heard any whining noises while turning the wheel?
Customer: the problem typically occurs when I turn on AC, and when I coldstart the car. the squeak dies away when the car runs. fluid is good
JA: What is the model/year of your Lexus?
Customer: rx300 2000
JA: Are you fixing your vehicle yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: I tried tensioning alternator belt in attempt to fix problem
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: not 100% sure, give me a couple of seconds
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Lexus
Expert:  Chad Farhat replied 11 months ago.

Hi, I'm Chad ,Welcome To JustAnswer, I'm reviewing your question and I will be posting a reply ASAP

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Expert:  Chad Farhat replied 11 months ago.

the belt could be squeaking, the tension er, one of the idler pulleys?

is the power steering fluid full?

when you turn the steering left or right is the noise more evident ?

also when you engage the a/c the belt noise comes evident, are you sure ac not locking up on it ,is ac still cooling ?

was there any oil or coolant spilled on the belt ?

Please let me know

Thank You

Chad Farhat

ASE Certified Technician

Expert:  Chad Farhat replied 11 months ago.


REMOVE DRIVE BELT a. Loosen the pivot bolt and adjusting lock bolt. Torque: - Pivot bolt: 56 Nm (570, 41 - Adjusting lock bolt: 18 Nm (185, 13 b. Loosen the belt tension by adjusting bolt and remove the drive belt. INSTALLATION Installation is In the reverse order of removal.

Expert:  Chad Farhat replied 11 months ago.

can you get to this belt on bottom for ac like in diagram